No-one knows for sure how long humans have been keeping pets for but it is believed that it could be as early as 27,000 years ago. But why would we keep pets? Well personally, as a pet owner of 3 cats I feel that they provide a companionship that foster good mental health.
At the SGO, we have a passion for helping people become more sustainable in their everyday lives and educating people as to the best way to go about doing that. One of the key things to remember when it comes to making a difference is you don’t have to make drastic life changes immediately, but making lots of smaller changes can make a big difference overall. In this post, I want to tell you about some of the small things that can collectively be done to make a difference to our carbon footprint on earth.
The human brain is built to react to the negative, psychologists call this the ‘negative bias’. We react more strongly to the bad things we see than the good which can mean that it sometimes it feels like the world is just wholly bad. This isn’t the case though! Within this post, we’ll look at ways to take in and appreciate the beauty and positives of the world around us.
Whatever your situation, if you’re stuck at home right now, you want to try and stay as connected with your friends and family as possible. At a time that students would normally be experiencing the last few weeks of university when everyone is around. Staying in touch with people has helped me maintain my sanity during this crazy time and meant I have still been able to develop new friendships and maintain old ones. Below I’m going to give you some ways to stay connected with your loved ones.
When the world feels at wrongs, soup always makes me feel right. Whether it’s from a tin or homemade you can’t go wrong. However, in my own opinion, homemade soup is next level. Not only do you make one portion you can make up to 6 portions with this recipe (which can be doubled if more is needed).
If ever there was a time to consider the human impact on the environment and make changes, it is this moment, now.
Many people are reliant on the donations from the community for their food. In the past year alone, Canterbury Food Bank distributed 31,257 meals, fed 2160 adults and 1260 children. It gave parents 468 holiday packages and (as it is a charity) worked unpaid for 16,557 hours. It will only get more challenging for local charities such as this one, as we face the corona virus outbreak now it is getting closer to a peak. Many shops are having to close and employers are being forced to reduce the hours of their staff, meaning more people are on the bread line. Shops are also selling out of stock due to the hysteria and people stockpiling, making it harder for charities to physically buy goods. Furthermore, children are not in school due to the virus and many will missing out on their only meal of the day.
Exercising is a word that fills me with dread. As someone who’s ideal sport is a round of Mario-kart, I need to find ways to integrate being active with my pre-existing lifestyle. Here are a few of the changes I’ve been making that I have found to not be overly jarring.